Wednesday, April 17, 2013

VERVE / UNMIXED Vol. 3

VERVE / UNMIXED Vol. 3: The companion piece to the third volume of Verve's mix CD series, this disc features the unmixed, untouched original versions of songs found in remix form on Verve Remixed, Vol. 3. Focusing less on groove-oriented songs featured in previous editions, this time around the disc salutes the ladies of jazz. Some of the greatest names in the history of vocal jazz make appearances here. Billie Holiday makes two appearances with "Speak Low" and "Yesterdays," as does Sarah Vaughan with "Peter Gunn" and "Fever." Nina Simone, Anita O'Day, Shirley Horn, and Astrud Gilberto also make appearances, along with jazz legends Hugh Masekela and Jimmy Smith. While Unmixed, Vol. 3 is by no means a greatest-hits compilation for the Verve imprint, it is a quality survey of one of the most important bodies of work in the history of jazz. (Allmusic)trax:
1. Little Girl Blue (Live Stereo (1964/New York) - Nina Simone 2. Speak Low - Billie Holiday 3. Sing, Sing, Sing - Anita O'Day 4. Fever - Sarah Vaughan 5. Come Dance With Me - Shirley Horn 6. Just One Of Those Things - Blossom Dearie 7. The Gentle Rain - Astrud Gilberto 8. Peter Gunn - Sarah Vaughan 9. Stay Loose - Jimmy Smith 10. The Boy's Doin' It - Hugh Masekela 11. Lilac Wine - Nina Simone 12. Yesterdays (1952 Version) - Billie Holiday 13. Baby Did You Hear - Dinah Washington
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